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Minimal Requirements/Exit Criteria

CAPS adheres to the requirements of the NICPP for successful completion of one’s doctoral internship. The intern must meet the following minimal requirements:

  • A minimum of 2,000 hours is required during a year long, 12-month period (at least 50 working weeks), documented in monthly logs submitted to the NICPP coordinator.
  • A minimum of 500 hours must be direct client contact.
  • Participate in a minimum of 2 hours per week in individual supervision, plus an addition 2 hours of training activities.
  • The NICPP and your site must have all of your completed/approved paperwork and documentation to issue your Certificate of Internship Completion.
  • Interns are required to attend and participate in all of the monthly NICPP seminars.
  • One presentation at a Consortium seminar day. This is a case presentation focused on a theme and following all of the case presentations for the day, there will be a discussion in which presenters respond to questions.
  • Two Psychology Intern Evaluations, one midyear, one year-end, completed by the primary supervisor, with comments and signatures of the supervisor and the intern, and the signature of the UNL director. Interns need to average 4 or above in each area summary on their year-end evaluation to successfully complete internship.
  • Supervisors will evaluate three competency areas via live supervision and incorporate the feedback into your Evaluation. One of these competencies will be Teaching/Presenting using your case presentation during seminar days. The second will be Assessment, by directly observing you conduct an intake assessment. On this competency, the criteria is at or exceeding 70% of the items outlined on the Assessment tool. The third assessment area is Supervision.
  • Three Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) forms, initial, midyear, and year-end, reviewed and signed by the intern, supervisor, and UNL co-director.
  • Two site visits (and site visit evaluations) are required.
  • Interns are required to submit a monthly Activity Log by the 5th of the following month. These are to be emailed to the NICPP administrative assistant.
  • Interns are expected to maintain their own Professional Liability Coverage. Insurance is available through the APA Insurance Trust for approximately $30/year.
  • Interns are also expected to adhere to the requirements CAPS sets as a clinical site.